Throughout the training, educators will experience the IBL process from a learner’s perspective through hands-on and collaborative activities. Educators learn how to promote questioning that aligns with content expectations and how to design strategies to formatively assess their students and provide feedback. Also included is an overview of team and individual assessment methods commonly used in IBL. 

Through this introduction to IBL methodology, CERTL empowers K-12 educators to connect students’ learning to their real-world environment using problem- and project-based learning cases. CERTL provides carefully written cases designed to draw students into the process of inquiry. These cases offer an experience in which learners access not only content relevant to the course, but also skills and attitudes relevant to college and career readiness. 

The customizable professional development is interactive and implementation-focused, with resources that allow teachers to choose the problem or project that best fits their needs. All resources are aligned to instructional and state standards to support student mastery of content. Upon completion of the training, educators receive access to a repository of K – 12 problem- and project-based learning cases in math, science and English language arts. 

This systemic approach builds instructional capacity through the following types of training: 

  • Inquiry-based learning training
  • Leadership training
  • STEM training
  • Pipeline programming